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BUG #: 352626 (SHILOH_BUGS)
When you receive an e-mail that is sent by the xp_sendmail extended stored procedure, you may find some garbage characters in the e-mail message.
This problem only occurs when the @message and/or @subject parameters contain the double-byte character set (DBCS) characters, as demonstrated in the following example:
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/290211/EN-US/ )INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
To work around this problem, use the nchar/nvarchar data type instead of the char/varchar data type. For example:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.